Great Music Series
~ BACHTOBERFEST ~
OCTOBER 13-15, 2023
Bach and Beer – the perfect combination! Key Chorale Chamber Singers and Church of the Redeemer will present a unique take on Oktoberfest with a three-day festival on October 13-15 celebrating the music and genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Enjoy four amazing concerts featuring the stunning virtuosity of soprano Mary Wilson, trumpeter Aaron Romm, vocalists, and chamber orchestra. Bachtoberfest will conclude with a Biergarten Experience of German food, beer from Calusa Brewing, and music from Bill Milner’s Oompah Band.Bachtoberfest will feature guest artists Aaron Romm, Mary Wilson, Thea Lobo, Matt Morgan and David Tinervia.
With many thanks to our sponsors:
PRESENTING SPONSORS: Jim & Charlie Ann Syprett
GUEST ARTIST SPONSORS: Peter & Francine Gray; Richard Lilley & Carmen Letelier
CORPORATE SPONSOR: Calusa Brewing
Bachtoberfest Opening Concert
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 @ 7:30 PM, CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
A quartet of soloists, trumpet, flute, oboe and violin provides a festive sparkle to one of Bach’s most popular orchestral works, his Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. The Key Chorale Chamber Singers perform Bach’s joyful double choir motet and one of Bach’s earliest and most intricate cantatas written.
Repertoire: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BMV 1047Singet dem Herrn in neues Lied (Sing unto the Lord a new song) BWV 225Cantata No. 21, Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis (My heart was deeply troubled) BWV 21
PRESENTING SPONSORS: Walton & Deborah Beacham
Organ Recital & Bach’s Lunch
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 @ 11:30 AM, GOEWEY HALL AT CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
Organist Sam Nelson comes form a long lineage of Red-Blooded interpreters. This concert will feature Sam playing some of Bach’s most well-known organ works in a way that you’ve never heard before; all on Church of the Redeemer’s pipe organ – the largest pipe organ in Sarasota. Forget all your preconceptions about organ music and bask in the kaleidoscope that is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach!
Period Instruments Chamber Music Concert
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 @ 7:30 PM, CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
A rare opportunity in Sarasota – baroque music on instruments made during the time of J.S. Bach. Gut strings, musical delicacy and nuance, and buttery tonalities will all be a part of this special chamber music concert. Featuring multiple harpsichords and a baroque chamber ensemble on period instruments. The concert concludes with Bach’s most musically complex motet for SSATB and continuo, Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227, performed using one voice per part.
Repertoire: Jesu, meine Freude (Jesus, my joy)
Featuring soloists Mary Wilson, Lily Wohl, Thea Lobo, Matt Morgan, and David Tinervia
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Friends of Music at Church of the Redeemer
ARTIST HOUSING SPONSOR: Art Ovation Hotel
Bachtoberfest Closing Concert
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 @ 4 PM, CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
Voices, trumpets, and timpani ring out with joy as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of Bach’s mighty Magnificat. Soprano Mary Wilson’s dazzling coloratura extends to a heavenly high C in Bach’s only cantata scored for solo trumpet and soprano. The Chamber Singers’ luminous voices soar, bringing out Bach’s dramatic and antiphonal effects in his double choir motet.
Repertoire: Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! (Shout for joy to God in all lands!) BWV 51 featuring Guest Artists Aaron Romm & Mary Wilson; Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf (The Spirit gives aid to our weakness) BWV 226; Magnificat in D Major BWV 243
CO-PRESENTING SPONSORS: Peter Kretzmer & Melody D. Genson; Charlotte Perret
Bachtoberfest Biergarten Experience
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 @ 5:30 PM, GILLESPIE HALL AT CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER
A Biergarten Experience of German food, beers from Calusa Brewing, and music from Bill Milner’s Oompah Band.
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